Samsung has announced the GALAXY Note II, saying it introduces a whole new level of innovation for the category.
"The new Samsung GALAXY Note II enables unique experiences in personalized and expressive content creation, making it the ultimate smartphone for on-the-go creativity" says the press release.
Since the introduction of the GALAXY Note category, Samsung has continued to enhance and expand the product. In May 2012, Samsung introduced ‘Premium Suite,’ a software upgrade which provided enhanced user experiences. With the Ice Cream Sandwich OS upgrade, Samsung offered innovative new features such as Shape Match and Formula Match, providing a new way for organizing and expressing ideas in their personal and professional life.
Also in August, Samsung expanded the category further with the GALAXY Note 10.1, which has a 10.1-inch large screen, a Multiscreen feature for the ultimate multitasking, and enhanced features for users’ productivity, creativity and learning abilities.
The GALAXY Note II features a 5.5” (140.9mm) HD Super AMOLED screen with a 16:9 screen ratio.
A new feature called AirView allows users to hover with the S Pen over an email, S Planner, image gallery, or video to preview the content without having to open it. This enables users to quickly search and see more information in one view without screen transitions.
The new S Pen is longer, thicker and ergonomically designed for a perfect grip. It provides a more precise, comfortable, and natural writing and drawing experience. By pressing the dedicated S Pen button, the S Pen recognizes that users want to clip or edit the selected content on the screen. The Easy Clip feature allows users to instantly outline and crop any content on the screen in any shape to save, share or paste. Once done cropping the image, users can freely edit the cropped content through coloring, shading, or their own personal handwriting. It is quick and easy.
The GALAXY Note II comes with a 1.6GHz Quad-Core processor and HSPA Plus or 4G LTE connectivity delivering easy multitasking, fast screen transitions, powerful browser performance, and minimal app load time. The GALAXY Note II is powered by Android 4.1, Jelly Bean.
Memory options include 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB with an expandable micro SD memory slot. And a larger 3,100mAh battery ensures users can enjoy multimedia content, be productive on the go with longer uptime.
The GALAXY Note II comes with an 8 megapixel rear-facing and 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera with HD video recording.
Available in Marble White or Titanium Gray color options, the Samsung GALAXY Note II is set to launch in October starting in major European, Asian, and Middle East markets.